People who make money off the unnecessary death of animals for food spend a lot of time and money convincing the public that, yes, the animals die, BUT! they were happy and had amazing lives. The number of people who buy this line of crap and believe it, and repeat it as their explanation of why they don't go vegetarian or vegan is huge. "I only eat humane meat." I've heard that so many times I've lost count. I try to, as kindly yet honestly as I can remind people that these animals lived far better lives than their miserable brothers and sisters in factory farm conditions but they all go to the same slaughterhouses on the same miserable, over-crowded trucks. They all get killed by the same hands with the same tools. They all feel the same dread and hear and see the cows around them getting slaughtered. One so called humane meat rancher tells his patrons the animals have great lives and only have one bad day (that being, obviously, the day they are slaughtered.) This misses a HUGE aspect of needlessly taking an animals life. What about all the days the animal didn't have because they were killed? What about the friends and family these animals were taken from? Remember, all these animals are still babies when they are killed. Cows for beef are sent to slaughter at 18 to 24 months old. Cows, in an ideal settings can live well into their 20s. The oldest cow ever lived to be 48 years old. My friend Chad at Food Fight! Grocery describes the situation like this: "Imagine you get to live in Hawaii and everything is provided for you. All the food you want, your friends are there, your family. You've got plenty of room and you get to spend your time however you want, pretty much. But when you turn 2 years old, you get your throat cut." Doesn't sound as great as meat sellers want you to think, does it? The knife that slides across the throat of the so-called "Happy Cow" is the same knife that cut the throat of the cow from the factory farm.
Wow that was depressing to type. On a slightly nicer note, these shirts are printed on organic cotton!